Upstream launches after long gestation period

Upstream, an online platform for real estate data management, officially announced that it has launched today after a long development period, two years behind its original goal.

Government staffers question Upstream CEO on antitrust ahead of launch

Upstream CEO Alex Lange spoke with staffers from a Senate subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights on Wednesday, ahead of the company’s May 14 product launch and a federal workshop on real estate competition on June 5.

It’s time for NAR to ditch the dues hikes, or face member revolt

The industry’s campaign to raise member dues is a troubling example of its arrogance. Members have complained about the dues increase, but the NAR insiders pounced on the resistors as disloyal and even resorted to name calling

RPR CEO Dale Ross steps down, COO Jeff Young will take over

Dale Ross, the founding CEO of Realtors Property Resource (RPR), a wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary of the National Association of Realtors, will retire on May 1 and Jeff Young will assume the reins of the controversial organization in his current position as the company’s COO. 

MLS Grid launches first in Chicago, with plans to expand across the U.S.

MLS Grid, a company formed by several multiple listings services (MLSs) that aims to help brokers and brokerages by unifying and further standardizing property information that brokers get from the MLSs, has launched its shared data platform in the Chi…

MLS Grid launches first in Chicago, with plans to expand across the U.S.

MLS Grid, a company formed by several multiple listings services (MLSs) that aims to help brokers and brokerages by unifying and further standardizing property information that brokers get from the MLSs, has launched its shared data platform in the Chi…

Does real estate’s leadership need a technology therapist? 

Leadership in the real estate brokerage world has a dysfunctional relationship with technology. The psychological disconnect reaches much further than any one company, though Gary Keller’s recent Vision Speech encapsulated it perfectly …

A national MLS? C.A.R. livestream suggests strong appetite

Idea appears to be taking on new urgency as real estate leaders become increasingly impatient with the inefficiencies of 700-plus separate databases …

Notorious R.O.B.’s 7 predictions for 2018: Disco fever

Realogy will transform to ‘stay alive,’ Redfin gets its groove on and more — Rob Hahn graces us with his seven predictions for 2018, disco-style …

Read NAR CEO Bob Goldberg’s letter on Inman’s Upstream report

Today, Goldberg sent an email to NAR members stating that Upstream has “since the very beginning” included “both a member and non-member pricing approach.” …